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May 27, 2017

On this Saturday’s episode of MotortradeRadio.com, Philip Nothard is joined by Curtis Hutchinson, Editor of Motortrader.com. They discuss the latest headlines, including the exclusive news that Auto Trader has terminated its contract to supply a stock feed to MotoNovo’s forthcoming FindAndFundMyCar classified website.

Ford is aiming to boost all-makes parts and servicing sales for dealers with the launch of the Omnicraft range of parts, whilst Vauxhall has relaunched its £2,000 Scrappage Allowance promotion for certain models ordered and registered before 30 June.

In other news, according to Jato Dynamics, April new car registrations dip 7% in Europe and JCT600 has recorded record turnover but a fall in profits for the year-ended 31 December 2016 citing the impact of pre-registered cars on new and used prices in the wider market.

Cap hpi revealed a year on year 5% increase in pre-registered cars in May. The automotive data experts studied 17 plate and 16 plate used vehicles advertised on digital platforms.

And finally, an exclusive interview with Alastair Campbell, Founder of Carsnip, sharing his views of the benefit of clicks and making clicks more valuable.

May 20, 2017

On this Saturday’s episode of MotortradeRadio.com, Philip Nothard is joined by Curtis Hutchinson, Editor of Motortrader.com. They discuss the latest headlines, including the exclusive news that Vertu Motors has confirmed it will continue its programme to grow by acquisition with existing partners as well as attract new car brands to its portfolio.

Plus, they debate the research carried out by Centre for Economics and Business Research for Trustpilot; online car sales to ‘cost’ 27,000 automotive sales jobs in a decade?

In other news, Peugeot UK is to launch a Peugeot Direct used car programme as part of a drive to take greater control over the used cars it generates while also improving residual values for the brand. Whilst, Peoples has sold its Accrington Ford dealership to Oldham Motor Company (OMC) for an undisclosed sum.

Stratstone has opened a dedicated multi-marque premium used car centre in Amersham on the site of the group’s former Aston Martin dealership.

And finally, Motor Trader invites dealers to register for first webinar with Cambria, CarGurusand cap hpi on the panel – Click Here to register. And, if you missed it, click here to watch the RadarVideo.co.uk webinar, explaining why Facebook ads will work for your dealership.

May 13, 2017

On this Saturday’s episode of MotortradeRadio.comPhilip Nothard is joined by Curtis Hutchinson, Editor of Motortrader.com. They discuss the latest headlines including the exclusive news that Vertu Motors has launched an online used car sales platform and a round-up of the second annual dealer-led London Motor Show 2017.

Plus, Motor Trader has revealed the finalists for the 2017 Motor Trader Awards. A team of roving judges will be visiting the shortlisted companies and will report their findings back to the judging panel. 

In other news, Vertu Motors has achieved record turnover and profit for the year ended 28 February, whilst Lookers’ used car business boomed in the first quarter with turnover increasing by 30% and Cambria Automobiles turned in a strong first half with underlying pre-tax profits up 21.7% to £5.6m.

The pair have a shout out to join the first ever RadarVideo.co.uk webinar at 4pm on the 19th May, explaining why Facebook ads will work for your dealership click here

And finally, according to research from cap-hpi, the majority of dealers will not be sourcing more used hybrid or electric vehicles as a result of the growing negativity towards diesel in the media.

May 6, 2017

On this Saturday’s episode of MotortradeRadio.com, Philip Nothard and Derek Blair discuss the latest headlines from Motortrader.com, and Philip reports on the success of COX Automotive debut Summit at the Ricoh Arena. Whilst Dealers are reporting a year-on-year decline in physical footfall in April according to a survey from cap hpi.

They also put some context around the headline ‘’ New car registrations plummeted -19.8% to 152,076 units in April as buyers brought forward purchases ahead of the switch to new VED rates, which came into force on 1 April 2017’’. In another news, Marshall Motor Holdings has been named by Great Place to Work as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces in its annual Best Workplaces ranking. And finally, ‘are’ Amazon looking at launching Amazon Vehicles in the UK less than a year after its debut in the US? Links

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